Man Caught With Drugs During Arraignment

SALEM, Ore. — A Salem man showed up to his arraignment for drug charges with drugs in his pocket. Michael Durban, 23, of Salem, was set to be arraigned on the charges of possession of heroin at the Circuit Court Annex; but after walking through the court houses security screening process, he was found to … Continue reading »

Salem Teacher Charged

SALEM, Ore. — A part-time high school instructor in Salem has been charged with online sexual corruption of a child. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25-year-old Ivan Hallstead on Friday night. He’s accused of texting and attempting to lure his teen victim for the purpose of sexual contact. Hallstead is a part-time percussion instructor … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Multiple Shootings

SALEM, Ore. — Salem Police are currently investigating three shooting incidents from November 25. Police say the first shooting happened on the 2000 block of of Evergreen Ave. NE at about 8:30 p.m. when a vehicle drove by a residence and multiple gunshots were fired, striking one victim in the leg and causing non-life threatening injuries. … Continue reading »

Plumber Arrested for Invasion of Privacy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police are looking for more possible victims after an Albany plumber was accused of secretly filming customers in the shower. James Bartholomeusz, 39, owns Ace Rooter Services, which serves Albany, Corvallis and Salem. He’s facing charges of burglary and invasion of personal privacy. Investigators say he recorded video of a client in … Continue reading »

Salem Police Investigate Death

SALEM, Ore. — Salem Police Detectives continue their investigation in northeast Salem. Police say around 3:42 a.m. they received a report about a body lying near the intersection of D Street and Winter Street. Upon arrival, officers found a dead man on property near the intersection. A person of interest was located a short distance … Continue reading »

Wanted Man Arrested Following Search

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police and Salem Police arrested a wanted 21-year-old man after he fled a traffic stop Wednesday morning. OSP says around 2:36 a.m. it received a call about a driving complaint on Interstate 5. A trooper stopped the car around 2:50 a.m. on the off-ramp to Market Street. The car’s passenger … Continue reading »

Help Needed to Find Burglary Suspect

SALEM, Ore. – Salem Police needs the public’s help finding the suspect in an August burglary. Police say around 3 a.m. on August 21, an unidentified white male used a rock to smash the glass entry door to the Sizzler restaurant located at 1151 Lancaster Dr. and unsuccessfully tried to take the cash register. The … Continue reading »

Inmate Escapes Correctional Facility

SALEM, Ore. — An inmate walked away Saturday afternoon from Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Salem. Oregon State Police are investigating. The woman who drove the inmate away from the facility is Lacy Kay Evans, 4/4/87. She is white, 6′ tall, short platinum blond hair. MCCF staff discovered inmate Jerry Teixeira missing at approximately … Continue reading »

Salem Park’s Humpty Took A Great Fall

SALEM, Ore. (CNN) — “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.”  The lines from that famous Mother Goose nursery rhyme came true over the weekend in Salem. The Humpty Dumpty sculpture at the Enchanted Forest theme park in Salem fell from its perch Saturday when two visitors tried to climb … Continue reading »

Ems Drop 14-Inning Marathon to Volcanoes

EUGENE, Ore.– The Eugene Emeralds and Salem Volcanoes combined for a Northwest League record-breaking 39 strikeouts in a game that featured jaw-dropping pitching and big hits. In the top of the 14th inning, Salem’s Fernando Pujadas hit a solo home run to eventually win, 5-4.

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